Taney County Jail – Forsyth, MO

Taney County Jail is located in Taney County, Missouri and is the jail for that county. Do you know someone locked up in Taney County Jail? This page gives you info about everything you might want to know about Taney County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Taney County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Taney County Jail
266 Main Street
Forsyth, MO 65653

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 417-546-7250
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who is in jail at Taney County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Taney County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info on anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at a different jail you should check our Missouri county jail guide: Other Jails in Missouri


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Taney County Jail inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Taney County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in their full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Taney County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Taney County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Taney County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Taney County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 417-546-7250

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Taney County Jail is:

Taney County Jail
266 Main Street
Forsyth, MO 65653

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Taney County Jail
266 Main Street
Forsyth, MO 65653


The inmate mail policy at Taney County Jail changes, so you should review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the Missouri State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind that you should request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the Taney County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Taney County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Taney County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the exact address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Taney County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Taney County,the Taney County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Taney County Jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Taney County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Taney County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you review the the Taney County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Taney County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Taney County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Taney County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Taney County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. Angie B. says:

    Hi Jordan its mom,

    Hope you are doing ok. We have been praying for you. We love you and hope that you find the strength that you need to get through this obstacle. Last night was tough for me as i am sure it was for you as well. I did a lot of praying for you. Going to try to keep focus on the positive in this whole situation and keep our eyes on the Lord.

    Love and blessings to you Jordan
    Love Mom

    Dad says hi and Christian
    Megan loves you too.

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